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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
opportunities in the area of travel, technology, education, so there is fun, live entertainment on a main stage continuously indifferent genre's of music and it is a fun way of coming and getting valuable information. >> sure. it sounds great. thank you so much joanne. the baby boomer and senior expo 25th anniversary. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for joining us today on maryland's spotlight. >>> welcome to maryland's spotlight. i'm kim knight. the 25th anniversary of the senior expo is coming up in maryland in october and a heavy presence there will be st. joseph's medical center. one thing we'll touch on is diabetes and other health related issues. eva gonzalez, you're from the diabetes center. let's talk about diabetes and how baby boomers, how does that affect them. >> it affects them in that they are at higher risk not just because of the aging process, but obesity is driving the pref lense of type 2 and there are a lot of things we can do to inform people who are coming to the event but it is just important to know that those two things combined are definitely increasing the pref len
Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
is the largest health education provider in the state of maryland. we have 14-degree and certificate program . last year we graduated 600 students to enter the heal care work force. >> how long has this been going on? >> oh gosh, it has been around a long time. our individual program is graduating their fourth class this fall. it is extremely important roll in the health care team. mlt is short. we do all of the laboratory testing. a lot of people don't realize we exist. because we don't deal directly with patients. think of it this way when you go to the doctor because you are not feeling well what do they typically do? they take blood and urinalysis samples. they have to go somewhere for analysis. that's the job of the medical laboratory technologist. analyst samples and get results to the physicians. 70% of health care decisions made are based upon laboratory results provided. >> so there is a work force shortage? >> yes. average age in our field is in their mid 50s. as that group gets closer to retirement age we'll have a lot of jobs to film now is a great time to get in the field. >> wh
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